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Wed May 24, 2017, 12:27 PM

Poll: Voters back Russia special prosecutor

Source: Politico



By STEVEN SHEPARD 05/24/2017 06:34 AM EDT

Voters are applauding the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election and any connections to Donald Trump’s campaign. But, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, voters aren’t ready to begin the constitutional process of impeaching the president and removing him from office.

Nearly two-thirds of voters, 63 percent, either “strongly” or “somewhat” agree with the Justice Department’s decision to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller to oversee the Russia probe, the poll shows. Only 21 percent of voters disagree with the decision to appoint a special counsel.

The vast majority of Democratic voters, 80 percent, support the decision to appoint an outside prosecutor — but so do half of Republicans and 58 percent of independents. On impeachment, 38 percent of voters want Congress to begin the process of removing Trump from office. A plurality, 46 percent, do not want impeachment proceedings against Trump. Sixteen percent of voters don’t know or have no opinion.

Most Democratic lawmakers have discounted the possibility that Congress will work actively to remove Trump, at least given the current state of the investigation. But Democratic voters are more eager to move forward, the poll shows: More than two-thirds, 68 percent, want Congress to begin impeachment proceedings now.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/24/russia-special-prosecutor-poll-238745

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:54 PM

1. 78% want an independent investigation. That's a different thing from a special prosecutor.

Indivisible has planned marches/rallies for 110 cities besides Wash DC on June 3 to draw attention to the demand for a separate, independent, bipartisan committee. This is important and necessary since it is so thorough and complete and will speed up the process. They can investigate everyone and everything Carter blanche. This includes Ryan, the turtle, Ponces, Jared, etc.

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Wed May 24, 2017, 02:05 PM

2. thanks so much for posting re: March for Truth

i've been checking to see if there was one in the DFW area and in fact there is one in Fort Worth. Myself and my friends will be attending!!

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